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Poster: William Tell Date: Apr 28, 2009 3:47pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Ark: update, work in progress...

OK, would've posted a review but why? So you could find it and mock me forever? At least this way I get three days of abuse and it's gone forever...

So, I have to agree with Arb about the songs such as HtHandle, or BIODTLine (argh...). Even Dupree's, and HWAFOMine...BUT, I tell you, the DDHNM on the 22nd is amazing...I have never heard Jerry sing it so well. And guess what--LiA was right about TC being buried in the mix, USUALLY, but he is evident here and to great effect.

The OOnes are good, though not necessarily outstanding. And the MotM to DS on the 22 is to die for...I really think so. Sure, we love them all.

Now, unfortunately, there are significant quality control issues. Thruout the 22 there is HISS! And, there are "cuts" on them all, virtually. And, a bizarre whine/buzz on the StSt on the 23rd...ergh...almost unlistenable...insect noise it is, but not the kind we like.

So, imperfect to say the least. Not the shows you might pick to say "from start to finish, top notch" but nonetheless, there are gems here of the first order.

Now, next stage, as I am only two thirds through, is to bore you all with more on this three night run (OK, doofoids, we are talking about the ARK, Boston, 21-23 April 69), and then to get on with the comparison with Avalon, 4-6 April...

Check out the DDHNM on the 22! And do NOT miss the Eleven-->Caution on the 23rd!!!

Forgot this (find the other links yourselves; Miller here):

4/21/69

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1969-04-21.sbd.miller.88465.sbeok.flac16

Set 1

Hard To Handle
Morning Dew
Cryptical Envelopment ->
Drums ->
The Other One ->
Cryptical Envelopment ->
Sittin On Top Of The World
Alligator ->
Drums ->
Jam ->
Doin' That Rag

Set 2

Foxy Lady Jam
Dark Star ->
St. Stephen ->
The Eleven ->
Turn On Your Love Light ->
Drums ->
Turn On Your Love Light ->
Drums ->
Turn On Your Love Light

Encore

Viola Lee Blues ->
Feedback

4/22/69

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1969-04-22.sbd.miller.88466.sbeok.flac16

Set 1:
d1t01 - Sittin' On Top Of The World
d1t02 - Morning Dew
d1t03 - Beat It On Down The Line ->
d1t04 - Good Morning Little Schoolgirl
d1t05 - Doin' That Rag
d1t06 - Cryptical Envelopment ->
d1t07 - Drums ->
d1t08 - The Other One ->
d1t09 - Cryptical Envelopment ->
d1t10 - Death Don't Have No Mercy

Set 2:
d1t11 - Monitor Levels
d1t12 - Dupree's Diamond Blues ->
d1t13 - Mountains Of The Moon ->
d2t01 - Jam ->
d2t02 - Dark Star ->
d2t03 - St. Stephen ->
d2t04 - The Eleven ->
d2t05 - Turn On Your Lovelight

4/23/69

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1969-04-23.sbd.miller.88501.sbeok.flac16

Set 1
Introduction
He Was A Friend Of Mine
Dark Star } ->
St. Stephen % It's A Sin ->
St. Stephen ->
Cryptical Envelopment ->
Drums ->
The Other One ->
Cryptical Envelopment ->
Sittin On Top Of The World ->
Turn On Your Love Light

Set 2
Morning Dew
Hard To Handle
Doin' That Rag
Alligator ->
Drums ->
drummer's chant ->
Jam ->
The Eleven ->
Jam ->
Caution (Do Not Stop On Tracks) % Feedback ->
And We Bid You Good Night

Encore
Not Fade Away tease
It's All Over Now Baby Blue

This post was modified by William Tell on 2009-04-28 22:47:10

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Poster: Dhamma1 Date: Apr 28, 2009 3:52pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Ark: update, work in progress...

Thanks. No need to apologize. The 23rd is one of my all-time favorites. I think I remember the Ark in 1969; was in high school and went in town to see BB King and Canned Heat. I recall my little suburband head was blown by the strange people, blacklights, weird fun house furnishings. Wish I'd gone back to see the Dead.

As for the shows at the Avalon on the 4-6th, doesn't one of those also have an amazing DDHNM, with audience participation of sorts? I seem to remember a guy wailing in the background, "I don't want to die, don't want to die..." Jerry's sweet vocals obviously had some effect.

Anyway, this is a great topic. What with Feb/March overshadowing everything else that year in people's minds, there are lots of other goodies to call attention to.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Apr 28, 2009 4:02pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Ark: update, work in progress...

I recall a poster saying that...not sure of the date, but sounds right. Of course, will spend next week with the Avalon and then report back.

Listening to them as I type this (Ark still). The 21st is defn higher quality, if you had to pick among the three for the quality issues I noted above, as CLIFF noted too...the Eleven on the 21st is almost sleepy...but those on the following two nights are damn fine.

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Poster: Rings&Bells Date: Apr 28, 2009 4:25pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Ark: update, work in progress...

That DEFINITIVE Death Don't is from 4/6; mind blowing to say the least!!! The Other One and Viola Lee (with a capella conclusion) are also must hears.

http://www.archive.org/details/gd69-04-06.sbd.fm.cotsman.9492.sbeok.shnf

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Poster: sugar_shack Date: Apr 28, 2009 7:38pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Ark: update, work in progress...

Amen to that Bells. I'm streaming that portion of the show as I type and The Other One preceding Death Don't is ferocious at one point and then gently glides into Death Don't. Jerry's vocals are pure pain and anguish. Sublime!

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Poster: William Tell Date: Apr 28, 2009 7:46pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Ark: update, work in progress...

Hey! We're going to those next...have to do this in sequence. If we don't, I might not do it any more...okay, this joke is already old. JK of course.

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Apr 28, 2009 3:50pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Ark: update, work in progress...

Always mesmerised by the 21st show!

Four(4) drum breaks, count em'